Contrition in the Age of Spin Control

Glendon, Mary Ann
November 1997
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Nov1997, Issue 77, p10
Discusses the general problem of public expressions of contrition in the age of spin. Number of times that the Pope has acknowledged the mistakes and sins of Christians in connection with the Crusades, the Inquisition, persecution of the Jews, religious wars, Galileo and the treatment of women; Evocations of the Pope regarding historical wrongdoings; Details on the presentation of the plan of the Pope premillennial public expression of sorrow to the College of Cardinals.


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